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Will optical disc drives soon be a thing of the past?

Aug 27th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Will optical disc drives soon be a thing of the past?

Today, most computers and laptops have a disc drive of some sort. You might even have a Blu-Ray player on your PC. At the very least, you likely have a CD/DVD drive. This drive can be used to install programs, read data from a disc, and play movies, music, or games over your computer. However, PCs with optical disc drives could soon be a thing of the past. A few years ago, basically every new P

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What does the Apple v. Samsung verdict mean for you?

Aug 26th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

What does the Apple v. Samsung verdict mean for you?

We couldn’t call ourselves a technology blog if we didn’t comment on one of the biggest tech stories of the year – the fact that Apple beat Samsung in a multibillion dollar copyright infringement settlement in South Korea this past week. The South Korean jury ruled in favor of Apple in overwhelming fashion, awarding the creator of the iPhone and iPad a whopping $1.05 billion in damages. S

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Lenovo adds further mystery to Microsoft Surface pricing

Aug 17th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Lenovo adds further mystery to Microsoft Surface pricing

A few days ago, the tech world was abuzz with news that Microsoft would be pricing its Surface tablet at a below-cost price of $199. While that rumor has not yet been confirmed or denied, Lenovo released another tidbit of information about the Surface’s pricing scheme today. Lenovo claims that the Windows RT tablets will cost $300 less than the Windows 8 tablets. That’s a massive difference

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“How to Fix Windows 8” campaign launched by ex-Microsoft employee

Aug 16th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

“How to Fix Windows 8” campaign launched by ex-Microsoft employee

Windows 8 reviews are starting to appear online, and so far, the operating system has been doing fairly well. Most reviewers aren’t calling Windows 8 revolutionary, but they are being impressed by its new usability features and commitment to seamless integration across all devices. However, one person isn’t too impressed by Windows 8. That person is an ex-employee who launched a website cal

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“Greatest notebook ever” released

Aug 12th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

“Greatest notebook ever” released

Would you rather buy a decent used car or a laptop? That’s a choice many computer users will have to face before they purchase a new product from a tech company called Eurocom. The product – a Scorpius laptop – features all of the bells and whistles you would expect on a powerful laptop, but then it takes these features to a whole new level. Here is a quick glimpse at the benefits of the

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Fix any Wi-Fi network with 7 easy tips

Aug 10th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Fix any Wi-Fi network with 7 easy tips

Wi-Fi networks can be incredibly useful. Unfortunately, they’re often more trouble than their worth. If you’ve been struggling to fix a Wi-Fi network on your PC, then keep reading to discover 7 easy ways to fix any wireless network problem. 7) Restart your PC and your wireless router We told you these would be easy steps. If you’re having wireless network problems, the first step you s

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Facebook takes preventative measures against phishing

Aug 9th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Facebook takes preventative measures against phishing

Phishing has been a common problem for internet users ever since the World Wide Web was first created (okay, maybe not that early). Hackers use phishing techniques to steal email addresses, user information, and other sensitive data from individuals on the internet. This data can be used to steal money from bank accounts or to replicate somebody’s identity. In any case, phishing is very bad.

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The Pros and Cons of Google Fiber

Jul 31st 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

The Pros and Cons of Google Fiber

Last week, Google announced a new internet service called Fiber. Not only is Google Fiber priced affordably (the basic package is actually free), but it’s 100 times faster than the average ISP speed in the United States. As of now, Google Fiber is currently in pre-launch mode in Kansas City (of all places). If Google Fiber attracts enough interest (which it should), then it will quickly appea

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It’s happened again! Another PC virus targets computers in the Middle East

Jul 22nd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

It’s happened again! Another PC virus targets computers in the Middle East

It’s been a rough year for Middle Eastern PC security experts. Not long ago, we had Stuxnet and Flame. Stuxnet was a cyber-attack that was likely launched by Israel and the United States in a joint operation. The virus specifically targeted the computers used by Iran’s nuclear system. Then, Flame targeted hundreds of thousands of PCs across the entire Middle East. Now, it looks like we’ve

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Yahoo doesn’t have a cure for SQL injection problem

Jul 15th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Yahoo doesn’t have a cure for SQL injection problem

Yahoo’s recent password leak might not have been a one-time event. PC security experts say that Yahoo does not have an effective mechanism in place to prevent another SQL injection attack, meaning it’s only a matter of time before hackers try to take a shot at Yahoo’s notoriously weak database protection again. The attack that occurred last week exposed close to half a million user accoun

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